Category Archives: health

Key messages of Mountain Mobilization

The government has failed to protect Appalachian communities by aiding and abetting the coal industry in evading environmental and mine safety protections. The result of this government failure is shattered health, widespread environmental destruction, and unemployment and economic depression throughout Appalachia. It is time for the government and the coal industry to end strip mining, […]

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Pro-Mountain Activists Block MTR Haul Road; Board Barge; Arrests Made

Five arrested blocking coal barge shipment with $10k bail, none arrested blocking haul road EPA, DEP, USGS make surprise visit to Kayford Mountain and haul road blockade FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 24 May 2012 Contact: Robert Livingston, 304.731.1740 http://action.mountainjustice.org Twitter: @CoalIsFilthy UPDATE: Joseph, Loeb and MacDougal were charged with trespass asked to leave and obstruction, both […]

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Pro-mountain activists board coal barge and blockade Kayford strip mine haul road

Follow coverage at http://action.mountainjustice.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, May 24, 2012 Contact: Robert Livingston 304.731.1740 http://action.mountainjustice.org Note: Photos available within 1 – 2 hours. KAYFORD, W.Va. –Mountain Justice and RAMPS activists blocked coal transport in two locations Thursday morning protesting mountaintop removal. Five boarded a barge on the Kanawha River near Chelyan, with a large banner that read “Coal leaves, […]

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Squirrel’s Pretrial

I was immensely disheartened to hear the magistrate’s flat-out denial of my lawyer’s request that our witnesses be allowed to testify on my behalf. During the past few weeks, I had been strengthened and moved by the willingness of so many people to make personal sacrifices to testify in my trial. Some of the witnesses […]

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Higher Cancer Rates Near Mountaintop Removal Sites

A study released this week in the Journal of Community Health provides yet more evidence linking mountaintop removal mining to severe health impacts. The study, “Self-Reported Cancer Rates in Two Rural Areas of West Virginia with and Without Mountaintop Coal Mining,” was based on door-to-door interviews conducted in the Coal River Valley (has Mountaintop Removal) […]

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